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event. make sure you bring water and make sure you take care of yourself. and we're expecting a big crowd for all the happenings. >> at the left, march! >> reporter: it's like stepping back in time. men on horseback, some in proper military uniform, others in the casual dress of the citizen soldier. >> this was a handmade frock coat. it's a little unusual, because it has wooden buttons. >> reporter: 10,000 reenactors are bringing the battle of bull run to life this weekend. among them, steven dunn. >> i said i'm commanding the confederate cavalry contingent here at the living history event. and we'll be drilling, we'll be doing the best we can to portray soldiers. >> reporter: it's the 150th anniversary of bull run. also called the first battle of manassas. the bloody clash was really the first major battle of the civil war. >> the first land battle ever fought in the civil war, and the fact that brother fought against brother and the fact that, you know, they put guns to each other and said, you know, even though you're my neighbor, you're wearing the wrong color. so there is a hug
and vote to raise it again next year if a second big chunk of cuts is made. >> it must be extended in way it gives certainty the economy through '13 and not some short-term gimmick we are right back in this fix. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. >>> transportation officials are expressing their frustrationing that thousands of faa employees are off because after shutdown. they are furloughed without pay because congress was not able to pass an extension of the air travel agency's funding friday. 1,000 of those employees work in the district. it also means airports nationwide will not receive about $2.5 billion in funding for construction projects. congress says that they will revisit the bill today. >>> this afternoon, president obama will address a major hispanic civil rights organization. the national council of laraza is holding its conference here. the speech is expected to focus on immigration issues. the conference is being held at the marriott in woodley park. and security is expected to be tight. if you are in the area around lunch time, you main want to avoid connecticut ave
migraines under control and they are not a big problem for her. >>> in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, bachmann surged into second place among 12 republican candidates. former governor mitt romney remains number one with 30%. bachmann is second with 16%. that is a big difference from a month ago, when she was just at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't decided if he will actually run for president. >>> veronica johnson joins us now, talking about the heat that is here and the more heat -- if that makes any sense. >> the impending doom of more heat. yeah. normally during the summer, you get excited about getting out and doing something, right? nothing exciting about getting out the next couple of days, at all, as a matter of fact. tomorrow, we're going for triple digit readings around the area. that means, aaron, it's not going to be just uncomfortable, but stressful being outside. really stressful. hard to cool down and hard to even take a breath at times when you deal with heat index values up around 105 and 110. that's not where we are with as o
it flipped. that caused a big mess and even bigger traffic jams during the morning rush. the on-ramp at route 123 was closed for some time. the accident has since been cleared. also new today, one person is dead following a crash involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer in new york. police say the driver of the tractor-trailer died from his injuries. that crash happened on interstate 90, which is a main route through central new york. investigators say the bus, which was carrying about 50 people from ontario to new york city had experienced mechanical problems and it may have been pulling back on to the highway when the accident happened. about 20 of the passengers were taken to the hospital. >>> right now vice president joe biden is swearing in leon panetta as secretary of defense at the pentagon. you're looking at live pictures from there right now. panetta is taking over from robert gates, who served as defense secretaries under presidents bush and obama. the 73-year-old panetta was previously director of the cia. general david petraeus is taking over that position. panetta was chief of
money, there's a big trickle-down effect. it costs companies more, it costs individuals more. and that means people and company will have less money to hire, they'll have less money to spend. that's bad for the economy overall. >> not only does the federal government borrowing costs go up by over $100 billion, but the same thing with states, and it will go right downstream. >> reporter: so americans could also get local and state governments get their credit ratings downgraded as well. it looks like it's going to be another long -- >> elaine, thank you so much for that report. we're losing her audio there. we'll soon have a better idea of what the district plans to do if a debt deal is not reached. according to the "washington examine examiner", kwame brown asked the city's chief financial officer and members of mayor gray's administration to brief the council on the district's debt crisis contingency plan. that meeting will be held on monday. >>> a truck driver is facing charges today after police say he caused a major accident that snarled traffic on 95 in woodbridge. polic
are rising rather quickly right now with that southwesterly wind and big dome of high pressure that's across our area and certainly much of the nation. that's the reason for the high heat coming our way. we have 92 degrees, the forecast high here. 93 in culpeper and fredericksburg. there could be a little bit of an isolated storm popping up just to our south and west later today from loudoun county down towards fauquier county and you a round culpeper as well as rappahannock county. look at the nation. there's 17 states under either a heat advisory or excessive heat warning. so much of the country from north dakota down towards northern texas, all the way off to the east towards ohio. that's where the high heat is, big dome. most intense heat right here. that's what will start pushing this way. by the time we get to the middle of the week we will be on the other side of 95 degrees. by the time we get to the end of the work week and through the weekend we have not had a heat wave that's gone this long. the weekend, around 100 degrees. for our overnight we will step back down into the 80s. 8 o
. of course, with all the humidity in the air, that's really driving up the heat index, everywhere. big dome of heat started right here in the nation's midsection. this is a look at the heat advisories and excessive heat warnings that are currently in effect right now for so many states. almost two dozen states from north dakota down toward texas. areas east to tennessee, even around western portions of west virginia and up into michigan and even new jersey right now. i think tomorrow easily we'll have more advisories extending off to the east, into the ohio valley and mid-atlantic states. so high temperature today between 92 and 95, but easily feeling like we're over 100 degrees. we've got that already in many neighborhoods. chance for some isolated storms at 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. temperatures fall you have into the low 80s. then tomorrow morning, 75 to 76 degrees. i think we'll just have some clouds around tomorrow. but there are those storms coming on through the area until about 5:00 or 6:00, and then just isolated and mainly down to the south of us. let's go ahead and take a look at your
-- >> reporter: when they won the lottery. that big check bought them out of debt, but they spent little else. all you did with your house is put in a heat pump and siding? >> and a driveway. >> reporter: for the car that carries him to work, five years later. some students were worried he might quit. >> man, we're going to miss you like crazy. >> reporter: tyrone, you could be sleeping at 4:00 in the morning. >> you could be dog stuff. that's my philosophy. >> reporter: for "today," bob dotson, nbc news, with an american story in seattle, washington. >> well, good for him. we wish him all the best. >>> stocks are a little changed in today's early going. let's check in with cnbc's julia boorstin. she has more on that and the rest of the day ease business headlines. good day to you, julia. >> good morning, eun. it's another choppy, thin volume session, and stocks are up, but just slightly. the nasdaq up by nearly 5 points with, the s&p 500 up just a fraction of a point. banks among the worst performers of the day while consumer staples stocks are gaining. >>> prosecutors are meeting with lawye
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